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News stories about Housing market

Mar 29, 2016  11:20 ET
Case-Shiller: Home prices march upward
Home prices continue to rise nationally, recording a 5.4 percent year-over-year bump as of January, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index released today. Th...
Mar 28, 2016  17:45 ET
Pending home sales jump in February
Spurred by lower interest rates, buyers signed contracts to purchase homes at a healthy pace in February and pushed the National Association of Realtors' (NAR) Pending Home Sale Index to i...
Mar 25, 2016  14:15 ET
Home values in a quarter of U.S. markets at record levels, Zillow analysis shows
Housing prices continue to blow past prior records, with median home values in 26 percent of U.S. housing markets now at all-time highs, according to Zillow’s February Real Estate Market Reports. ...
Feb 24, 2016  17:10 ET
New-home sales fall steeply in January
Sales of new homes fell off sharply in January, the U.S. Census Bureau reported on Wednesday. The annual rate of newly build homes fell to 494,000, which was 9.2 percent below the revise...
Feb 9, 2016  11:30 ET
San Francisco enters housing-bubble territory, Fitch says
Home prices around San Francisco  and a few other pockets of the country have reached unsustainable levels and are probably in a bubble, Fitch Ratings has concluded. Through the third qu...
Feb 5, 2016  10:35 ET
Unemployment drops to eight-year low even as job growth slows
Job gains slowed to 151,000 in January, but wages saw a healthy bounce and the unemployment rate dipped below 5 percent for the first time in nearly eight years, the U.S. Department of Labor reporte...
Jan 22, 2016  14:10 ET
Existing-home sales post double-digit gain for December
Existing-home sales jumped 14.7 percent in December, the largest monthly increase since the National Association of Realtors began reporting the figure in 1968 . Sales, which include comp...
Jan 21, 2016  9:20 ET
Housing starts fall in December, up for all 2015
U.S. housing starts ended 2015 well ahead of the pace of 2014 despite dropping off in December, government data indicates. Overall starts in December fell 2.5 percent from November’s rev...
Jan 15, 2016  17:00 ET
Several housing markets are ripe for a price correction, AEI analyst says
A conservative-leaning research institute that has evaluated the credit risk of millions of home loans is warning that several local housing markets may be primed for a downturn. Home pr...
Jan 5, 2016  15:45 ET
An improving economy is expected to boost housing-market stability in 2016
Most analysts say that the mortgage industry will need a strong year for home-purchase loan volume in 2016 to make up for an expected large drop in refinances. So how is the housing market doing? ...
Dec 9, 2015  10:10 ET
Tax relief could soon come to sellers in short sales
Home sellers in short sales could be breathing a little easier by next week. Real estate lobbyists say they are now confident that Congress has reached a deal to extend tax relief for t...
Oct 20, 2015  15:45 ET
MBA forecasts sharp drop in refinance activity as rates rise
The Mortgage Bankers Association is predicting a decline in overall mortgage originations over the next two years as a result of an expected sharp drop in refinance originations. The MBA on Tuesda...
Oct 6, 2015  12:15 ET
Home prices rise steeply in August
Home prices rose solidly in August, CoreLogic reported on Tuesday. The CoreLogic Home Price Index was up 6.9 percent in the month compared to August 2014. The index also rose 1.2 perc...
Oct 1, 2015  9:50 ET
Home affordability rises in most U.S. counties, study says
The prevailing wisdom has been that as home prices have shot up much faster than wages, that’s made homes less affordable across the country. But a new study suggests that ...
Sep 23, 2015  12:25 ET
Freddie Mac: Housing market continues to stabilize
The housing market continued to slowly stabilize over the summer, Freddie Mac said. Freddie’s Multi-Indicator Market Index (MiMi) increased nearly one percentage point from June to J...

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